Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GxP
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 222 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 - +198
Contract jobs citing GxP 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.053% 0.015% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median daily rate £350 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% - -
England median daily rate £406 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -9.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £50.00

GxP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 564 650 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.98% 9.52% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 408 653
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.38% +14.21%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 44
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £22.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.52% +0.87% +45.16%
10th Percentile £9.34 £9.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.13 £47.33 £52.47
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.64
% change year-on-year -11.77% +4.75% +10.97%

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GxP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the North West

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GxP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in the North West

GxP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire +10 1 £350 -26.32%
GxP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for GxP.

1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GAMP
2 1 (33.33%) GMP
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Acronis
2 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 13485
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

GxP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test and Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (33.33%) GAMP
1 1 (33.33%) GMP
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Acronis
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) VMware